According to the National Retail Federation, U.S. retailers can expect a strong holiday season this year, which is great news – since holiday sales often account for an average 30% of all sales for a retailer. This year eMarketer expects digital sales to surpass 10% of total holiday season revenue with more and more shoppers buying online.
The best deals aren’t only on Black Friday. Cyber Monday has become an online phenomenon. And for good reason.
Last year, Cyber Monday reached $2.28 billion in desktop online spending, up 12 percent versus a year ago, representing the heaviest online spending day in history and the first day of the 2015 season to surpass $2 billion in sales.
By downloading the right smartphone shopping apps, you can do everything from check pricing to tracking down partners on your shopping team if you get separated. Here are some of the most popular shopping apps out there.
Before you download, be certain that you are on the official app and not a fake – particularly if you have an iPhone. Getting scammed at the holidays is the last thing you need!
Shop Smart & Save
For shoppers, Black Friday is Game Day. It’s like the World Cup for shoppers worldwide and if it were a sport, those scoring the biggest and best deals WIN. But getting up and out the door on the biggest shopping day of the year can be too overwhelming for some people, which might explain why Black Friday now has its online counterpart - Cyber Monday, with online traffic rivaling Super Bowl Sunday TV viewing!
Whether the hustle and bustle is like honey to your inner bear or kryptonite to your inner superman, we’ve got tips that will guarantee to help you get your game face on!